I have a one-year F visa issued in April that allows me to stay in mainland China for 60 days, after which I must leave the country and come back. Recently I was told that making a trip to China no longer (since July 1) counts as 'leaving China". I checked with the visa office in Kunming and they said that, yes, a trip to Hong Kong is still sufficient to get me another 60 days. Since there's been some confusion about all this, I am now worried that I'll go to Hong Kong and then find that I cannot come back to Kunming without going to a foreign country first.
Does anybody know what the truth is?